Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) organizes an annual Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty with one invited speaker and on a specific focus theme. The other slots are filled through an open call for papers. Scholars are invited to submit papers on any topic of philosophical inquiry into poverty. Possible topics include poverty as an issue of global or social justice, human rights and poverty, the ethical obligation of poverty alleviation and the design of poverty alleviation measures or philosophical issues in poverty measurement, the conception of poverty and poverty research. Preference will be given to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers and to papers that are related to the focus theme and the topic of the talk of the invited speaker.
The workshop runs over two days and each speaker is given a slot of 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Drafts are shared in advance and speakers can focus on the key points of their paper in the oral presentation. A peer-reviewed publication of selected papers is envisaged in an edited volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty.
In 2016 Monique Deveaux (University of Guelph) was the invited speaker with a talk on "Global Justice from Below?: The Value of Social Movement Approaches to Poverty Reduction", in 2017 In 2017 H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter (University of Johannesburg) will be the invited speaker with a paper on "Poverty and Human Dignity".